Vivek Kundra, president says, will work closely with new chief technology officer to implement the administration's IT agenda.
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The legislation must be approved by midnight on Friday, when the continuing resolution that has been funding most agencies since October expires.
Over the past decade, a series of bills requiring public access to Congressional Research Service reports has made little progress, but could gain traction with the increased emphasis on government transparency.
Senior executives are leaving Homeland Security because of inequities in the pay-for-performance system and few opportunities for advancement, say witnesses at a House hearing.
The continuing resolution funding most government operations expires on Friday.
The president instructs OMB to clarify the definition of inherently governmental work as part of a broader procurement review.
Bill would increase spending by about 8 percent, or roughly $30 billion, over fiscal 2008 levels.
Group is hoping to preserve language in the omnibus spending bill that would bar the IRS from hiring private collection agencies.
Craig Fugate, director of the Florida division of emergency management, is well-known in the disaster response community.
Curbing the military’s massive appetite for energy could save lives and reduce operational risks.